I don't know about tape drives. It's this automated at work?
If it's just for at home plug an external drive in. Bootup with your install CD and in Disk Utility use the Restore function to copy your HD to the external.
We are currently using Veritas backup software.
I found out that Archive Python is the name of the drivers, which by searching google, seem to be pretty old. The links for seagate dont' even exist anymore.
If the drivers are working, wouldn't any backup software work?
I got the impression from him that it wouldn't but I'm thinking otherwise.